FitOldDog’s Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Stent Graft Extension Has Survived Ironman Training And The Aneurysm Is Shrinking Again! Good News!

Hi folks, welcome! After completing (not wonderfully, but finishing anyway, though I lost my bet of a crab dinner to Greg who had a great race) the Eagleman Half Ironman last weekend, I went to the Cleveland Clinic for my 6 month checkup. All is well, in spite of concerns about cycling adversely affecting the stent graft extension that was installed about 6 months ago - so now to prepare for the 2014 ... Read more

How To Stay In The Sport As An Aging Athlete, FitOldDog’s Seven Simple Rules

Hi folks! Welcome. One thing is for sure, exercise is good for you. Another thing is for sure, the older you get the easier it is to injure yourself Yet another thing is for sure, the older you are the longer it takes to recover. And even another thing is for sure, because you're older doesn't mean you're necessarily smarter. You have to work at it to stay in your sport as you age, so here are some ... Read more

Aortic Patient Versus Athlete With Stent: Take Care How You Label Yourself As It Will Create Your Reality

Hi folks, welcome to my blather! There are many ways to look death in the face, but the real trick is to look life in the face. Aging comes with all sorts of health challenges, including the possibility of aortic disease. If you label yourself as an aortic patient or cripple, that's what you'll be, a prisoner of your aneurysm, stent graft or other type of repair, or whatever other issue you are facing for that ... Read more

Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.